like I said, our offence has been fine until the sj series was over. And if we played Chicago, at this point, I'd be more comfortable with Lu in net. He's shown he can bail this team out when the offence disappears in the biggest game we've ever played against the Hawks.
Really? Luongo crapped the bed the first two series against Chicago, and in the 3rd one, we had to start Schneider for a game just so he could get his head straight...and you'd be comfortable with Lu? I sure wouldn't.
If we face Hawks (or Bruins) again, and Lu is our guy (completely hypothetical, because he will not be), he'd be the focus of all the media. And, he'd probably play great for a game or two. But as soon as he lets in a bad goal, the floodgates would open. It's in his head at this point.
This is just ridiculous. Did you even watch game 7? Don't use Lu as a scapegoat for that game.
I wasn't simply talking about game 7. With the kind of goaltending Boston was getting (consistently elite), the only way we could win a 4th game was if Luongo could hold Boston to 2-3 goals tops. But he couldn't do it in game 3, game 4, game 6, or game 7. The last one he wasn't completely terrible...but he certainly was in the other 3. We simply didn't have a chance to win a 4th game with that goaltending.
Age and potential are the only reasons. He has yet to prove that he is the better goalie. That last statement really shows that you eat up everything the media feeds you. Cory put Luongo to shame?? Words cannot describe...
1) 1.96 GAA (3rd in league); .937 Save% (2nd)
2) 2.41 GAA (17th); .919 Save% (14th)Playoffs
1) 1.31 GAA (1st); .960 Save% (1st)
2) 3.59 GAA (18th - out of 19); .891 Save% (16th)
One of these sets of stats belongs to a franchise veteran goaltender, with a huge contract. The other belongs to a young, sophomore "back-up". One of the sets of stats represent truly elite goaltending, the other simply average (even below) for an NHL starter. But they do not belong to who someone might think they do - or should. They show a WIDE discrepancy.
So yes, Cory's stats last year clearly put Luongo's to shame. Your reaction to that statement shows that your stand is not based on fact and reason, but rather, emotion and sentimentality (which are often hard to put into words, as they are not necessarily connected to reality).
Edited by D-Money, 29 January 2013 - 09:56 AM.